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Accidental find
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vnm747



Joined: Apr 13, 2008
Posts: 48
Location: BC

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Accidental find Reply with quote

After a failed attempt on a multi in a local park, was walking back to the car and stopped to explore some small clearings in the forest. At the third clearing I found a cache. Turned out to be the final of a different multi!

Well, I just stood there for a while, then signed logbook and reported a find when I got home. This cache wasn't even loaded in gpsr as it looked like it was above my abilities and much driving was involved.

Wondering about guidelines or protocols for this kind of thing...or am I making a mountain out of a molehill.
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 482
Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

In my opinion a find is a find. Whether you used a GPS or not you found it. It's like the little inscriptions we add to caches say. "You found it intentionally or not you found it. Feel free to take something but leave something in return and log your find on www.geocaching.com".
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

Oh ya forgot to add that while hunting for a place to put a new cache I found a final to a multi as well. I logged it as a find and noted that I found it while looking for a spot to hide one.
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vnm747



Joined: Apr 13, 2008
Posts: 48
Location: BC

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

Hey, thanks. Totally forgot the line about "intentionally or not". And nice to hear it's happened to others. Can rest easy now.
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scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

I also found a cache accidently while looking for another cache. As it turned out the new cache was not far from one of the hardest puzzle caches in the Lower Mainland. Yep, I logged both.
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theshiningstars



Joined: Sep 11, 2007
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

I think that's great. I find that I am constantly looking for likely spots for a cache when I am out without my GPS. Plus, it makes up for those times when you don't find one you're looking for!
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legacypac



Joined: Feb 26, 2007
Posts: 29
Location: Chilliwack - or where ever the GPS Says I am

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

A find is a find - and I've found a couple now I was not looking for specifically. Just log it and figure out what it is to log it online.

I've even found archived caches - they count as finds too - but those ones I CITO out and note that in the online log. It's kind of a rush to find a forgotten cache and be able to take it home with you.
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Bestred



Joined: Jul 08, 2008
Posts: 280
Location: Abbotsford, BC

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

You mention you CITO them out...do you give the cache back or keep it for yourself?
How would that work?

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hollyburn



Joined: Jul 22, 2006
Posts: 162
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

I found an archived cache so couldn't really leave the garbage there as cache owner is not in the area now. The container was fit for the bin but I did wash up a few trinkets and put them in another cache. There was no log book so I didn't count it as a find.

Now off to find that hard puzzle cache beside the one beside that Scuffster found.
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legacypac



Joined: Feb 26, 2007
Posts: 29
Location: Chilliwack - or where ever the GPS Says I am

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental find Reply with quote

Bestred wrote:
You mention you CITO them out...do you give the cache back or keep it for yourself?
How would that work?

So far all my archived finds have been on caches where the cacher placers that are out of the game and can't be contacted. I just add anything useful (swag, container) to my geocaching arsonal and redeploy. I would not rush out and grab a just archived cache - I look for ones that were long since archived by someone just shutting down the caches and quiting.
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